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Make a weeknight chicken tikka masala that's easy and full of flavour

I’m a big fan of saving takeout and delivery food for true cravings, not convenience. Even the healthiest of eaters has a few culinary vices — for us, it’s Indian and Thai food and pizza delivery. 659 more words


This frozen Bulletproof Coffee is creamy without the cream, and may become your new favourite coffee order

I love coffee. My standard order is simple: coffee with milk, no sugar. I don’t veer off into milkshake-land or over-sweetened hot-chocolate-type drinks with folds of fluffy whipped cream. 498 more words


Bring Mediterranean flair to your weeknight cooking routine with make-ahead Italian squash bake

This week’s Italian squash bake is a true work horse. Want an easy, make-ahead weeknight side dish? This will do the trick. Hosting both vegetarians and meat eaters for dinner? 472 more words


For healthy, forgiving cooking, try a foil pack in the oven: Recipe for fish tacos

Social media tells me that in part of the country, kids are already back-to-school. And so we are teetering between the lazy days of summer and the impending promise of crisp cool air, long sleeves and the desire to fire down the grill and turn on the oven instead. 553 more words


Kale chips, move over. Try making baked BBQ-flavoured zucchini chips

It all started with the kale chip.

I fell in love the texture of the thick, green leaf made thin and so delicately crisp by baking that it felt almost flaky, with just enough thickness to impart a satisfying little crunch before nearly dissolving into salty-grassy goodness on the tongue. 554 more words


Kitchen prestidigitation

I’m not sure what will happen.

The Kid no longer eats orzo.  “It’s a texture thing,” my child insists.

I, on the other hand, love the rice-shaped pasta.  692 more words


Melissa's Pie

My paternal grandmother, Geraldine, made awesome pie crust.  The grandchildren would dance around for the little cookies she made with dough scraps, jockeying for position to score the first one out of the oven, gladly accepting the trade-off of burned little hands and tongues. 584 more words